Politicians from across spectrum eulogize US senator John McCain, a great friend of Israel
Israeli politicians from across spectrum eulogize John McCain, a Vietnam War hero with more than 35 years of public service who became one of the most distinctive figures in American politics and a staunch supporter of Israel, who died Saturday at his home in Arizona.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu mourned the passing on Sunday of US Senator John McCain, who he described as “a great supporter of Israel.”
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of John McCain, a great American patriot and a great supporter of Israel. I will always treasure the constant friendship he showed to the people of Israel and to me personally. His support for Israel never waivered,” Netanyahu wrote on Facebook.”
“It sprang from his belief in democracy and freedom. The State of Israel salutes John McCain.”
Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, expressed his condolences over the death of Republican Senator John McCain.
“We mourn the loss of an American hero, a great patriot and leader, and a true friend to Israel. Senator #JohnMcCain III, R.I.P.,” he tweeted.
President Reuven Rivlin mourned the passing on Sunday of US Senator John McCain, who he described as a “great leader who defended his nation, a man of strong values and a true friend of Israel.”
Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid, lamented the passing of Senator John McCain on Twitter, writing: “I bow my head to the memory of John McCain, an American patriot, a true friend of Israel, and an honest soldier in a world of politicians.”
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked eulogized the late US senator John McCain on social media writing that “he was a true patriot and a true friend of Israel.”
Minister of Education and Chairman of the Jewish Home Party, Naftali Bennett, lamented the passing of Senator John McCain, saying: “John McCain was an American patriot and a great friend of the State of Israel, he supported and loved the Jewish state, and we will never forget him.”